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RIBA Makes 90,000 Archival Images Available to View Online

RIBA Makes 90,000 Archival Images Available to View Online
RIBA Makes 90,000 Archival Images Available to View Online, Original design for clock face for the Houses of Parliament / Sir Charles Barry (1838). Image © RIBA Collections
Original design for clock face for the Houses of Parliament / Sir Charles Barry (1838). Image © RIBA Collections

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) have made 90,000 unique images from their visual archive available online. Architecture.com/images (also known as RIBApix) hosts the world's largest collection of 16th century drawings by Palladio, as well as drawings by Sir Christopher Wren, Erno Goldfinger, Augustus Pugin, Denys Lasdun, and Edwin Lutyens. In addition, many original London Underground station designs sit alongside collections of some of the world’s leading photographers, including John Maltby, Edwin Smith, Henk Snoek, John Donat, Dell & Wainwright, Martin Charles and Tony Ray-Jones.

RIBApix offers the opportunity to explore thousands of years of the world’s built heritage with images ranging from ancient monuments to seaside huts, hotels, 1950s shops and the exterior and interior of homes throughout time. From everyday street scenes through to some of the most iconic buildings, structures of every type and style from around the world feature in the collections, which are as much social documentation as architectural history.  As well as architecture the collections have extension images of interior design, landscape, topography, planning, construction and the decorative arts.

The images "can be enjoyed and bought digitally or as framed or unframed prints."

Cite: James Taylor-Foster. "RIBA Makes 90,000 Archival Images Available to View Online" 05 Nov 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/776617/riba-makes-90000-archival-images-available-to-view-online/>
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